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Change : a central concern of nursing
The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of change. More precisely, considering insights from Buddhism, existential philosophy, and modern developmental thought, this paper will discuss two...
Concepts from eastern philosophy and Rogers' science of unitary human beings
A brief outline of Buddhist thought is presented. Four concepts from early Indian philosophy which contributed to the development of the middle way consequence (Mādhyamika-Prāsaṅg...
Tibetan Buddhist medicine : a transcultural nursing experience
Tibetan medicine, at 2,500 years old, is considered the oldest surviving medical tradition. A combination of logical healing practices, spiritual methods, and mystical practice, this tradition has a h...
The last 48 hours of life : a case study of symptom control for a patient taking a Buddhist approach to dying
Caring for a patient dying of cancer can, at times, be extremely difficult. Sarah was 39 years old when she died, survived by her husband and two children aged 6 and 4 years. During the weeks leading ...
The Chinese reception of Indian medicine in the first millennium A.D
The author explores the nature of the Chinese reception of Indian medicine and suggests that certain socio-cultural factors and accepted behavioral models prevented the Chinese from fully assimilating...
Francisco Varela (1946-2001) : filling the mind--brain gap : a life adventure
One of the most eminent neuroscientists recently passed away in Paris. Professor Francisco Varela was a scholar that approached science with a remarkably broad and integrative perspective, deeply cont...
Hospice with a Zen twist : a talk with Zen hospice founder Frank Ostaseski. interview by Steve Heilig
Although housed in an anonymous Victorian house in San Francisco, California, the Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) is world renowned for its pioneering model of training hospice volunteers, providing direct ...
Hindu and Buddhist children, adolescents, and families
Children in Buddhist and Hindu cultures often hold different concepts of the self compared children in Western cultures. This article addresses the issues of these differences explores ways in which p...
King Sivi and Doctor Silva
The classical legend of ca. 500 BC about Buddha who in his former life as King Sivi wished to give a part of his body to the first one who asked for it, lies at the root of the success story of the in...
Being present : experiential connections between Zen Buddhist practices and the grieving process
The Zen Buddhist contemplative tradition involves several meditation and instructional techniques that have strong phenomenological and theoretical connections with the experience of loss and the proc...
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